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Dementia Community Services Could Prove Invaluable to Those with Early Stage Dementia

Researchers from a university in Queensland have recently highlighted concerns over the low level of uptake when it comes to community services for those with early-stage dementia. Researchers and health professionals from Griffith University have been looking into this issue as part of a recent study. They claim that many

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Rationing and Neglect the Result of Residential Care Home Understaffing and Cost Cuts

A worrying new report, which was published recently in the Sydney Morning Herald, has highlighted the woes of those in residential care homes. According to the report, severe understaffing and cost-cutting at residential care homes have led to an increase in rationing and neglect. One residential care worker spoke out

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Tens of Thousands of Australians Unable to Access their Home Care Package

Recently, the first ever data relating to unmet demand for home care packages in Australia was released. The data showed that close to 90,000 senior people in Australia who have been approved for a home care package have not been able to access the care that they require. The report

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Sensory Garden Could Prove Helpful for Dementia Patients

There are various types of therapies and treatment used for dementia patients in Australia these days, one of which is sensory therapy. This type of therapy was first used in Europe for the treatment of this condition and has since proven very effective in terms of helping patients that suffer

Music And Memory Therapy For Dementia

Music and Memory Therapy for Dementia – How Writing Music Can Help

Music and memory is but one form of dementia therapy that can be used to help alleviate some of the symptoms caused by the disease. However, its somewhat broader approach to therapy have allowed experts and researchers around the world to bring their own thoughts and approaches to this form

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Could Dancing Be the Newest Form of Dementia Therapy?

Dancing has always been an exciting pastime for Australians. It can bring people together in a fun and energetic way, and has for hundreds of years. But while it can keep us active, researchers from the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases believe that dancing could be used as a form

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